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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur

Bodegas Faustino 1 Gran Reserva 1996

I was pleasantly surprised on one of my recent trips to my favorite wine shop The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan as the first wine that they poured for me was Bodegas Faustino 1 Gran Reserva Rioja 1996.  And … Continue reading

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A Solemn Afternoon

“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians” is inscribed on one of the walls at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. We did not tour that museum, but we did tour The Zekelman … Continue reading

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Another Run to Butter Run

The last time we were at Butter Run, I said that we would be back.  The name “Butter Run” is from the time the grandfather was asked to go buy some butter, and during that errand, he got side tracked … Continue reading

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With Ms. Yoga Back at Hyde Park

It was our last night with Ms. Yoga and it was only fitting that we went back to Hyde Park for our dinner, as she had introduced it to us in the first place.  Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is based … Continue reading

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Cruising With Ms. Yoga

A day with Ms. Yoga is either spent shopping or wining and dining, and the latter was the unanimous vote.  It was a win, win decision as my wife surrendered her beautiful ladies wrist watch for a piece of plastic … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga Revisits The Earle

Years ago, just after The Wine Raconteur and his Bride, Ms. Yoga frequented The Earle; one of our favorite haunts, especially if we are in Ann Arbor.  She wanted to go there with us, and of course, how could we … Continue reading

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Fine Wine Source Club Selections – January 2023

If you don’t belong to a wine club, I would strongly recommend that you find a good one and join; if you are near Livonia, Michigan than I would suggest The Fine Wine Source.  I was just there yesterday, to … Continue reading

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Black Star Farms Winter 2023 Club Selections

It is wonderful getting new club selections, as it is always fun and getting something that I might not try, because we are all creatures of habit.  Originally, we tried a couple of their wines at a business conference and … Continue reading

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ATOM Wine Club Winter 2023 Part Two

I guess that with all wine clubs, it is fun to see what you eventually get for later enjoyment.  With “A Taste of Monterey” as well as our other clubs, it may be years, before I open the bottle, sometimes … Continue reading

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ATOM Wine Club Winter 2023 Part One

The first wine club we ever joined was “A Taste of Monterey” and it was purely by happenstance.  We were going to eat at the famed Sardine Factory in Monterey and we were wandering around the Cannery Row district and … Continue reading

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